Good Morning my friends out there in blogland! We have an absolutely beautiful, beautiful day here in Spokane. The sky is blue as blue can be. The wind is blowing quite hard, but that's just fine. There is no snow involved so I'm okay with it. :-) We still don't have much green outside yet but hopefully that will arrive before long.
I made a special delivery to our local hospital this morning. Barbara, from way out east in New Hampshire periodically sends hats to me to take to the babies. This is a delivery she sent last week. Six absolutely beautiful hand loom knit hats and two recieving blankets.
I finished the green knit blanket last night after running out of yarn less than three inches of it being done. I tried to buy more yarn Saturday, but neither JoAnn's or Michaels had any so I had to frog it back over halfway. I did finish it though, and although it's a bit smaller than normal, it will still be fine for a little boy or girl don't you think?
This is a crocheted blanket I finished a couple of days ago. I made lots of different size squares and used the "join as you go method" with a simple double crochet and picot border. I love the join as you go way of making crochet blankets because I detest sewing squares together at the end. This blanket is about 36 inches square.
All together I took 56 baby hats, 5 knitted blankets, 1 crocheted blanket, 2 receiving blankets and 4 burial buntings to the hospital this morning. The nurses were so happy! It's hard to put into writing the emotion they showed when I gave them the big bag of goodies. They oohed over everything and then took me on a tour of the new maternity wing that was just finished. I asked them if I could please reserve a room for a night? Each room is completely self contained. The baby or mom never has to leave the room except for c-sections. There is a jetted whirlpool tub in each room! That was MY favorite feature. :-) Beautiful rooms and they have 16 of them. All brand new.
Then I went to Costco to pick up a few things and on my way home stopped about 2 blocks from our house and took these pictures.
This is all really only two blocks away from us!
I know it's still all brown, but within a few weeks the grass should start greening up and it will be beautiful. I still have to pinch myself sometimes to realize that I live in such a beautiful part of the world. Hubby and I love the Pacific Northwest. We can be up in the mountains within a fifteen drive. Since we're from Nebraska where there are NO mountains for hundreds of miles we really appreciate where we are now.
I have been looking forward to this week for over a month now. Hubby and I are going to see Miss Piper this weekend and I get to have lunch with Gracie, Teresa and Taci on Friday. We have a new person joining us. Becky, who is a blogger and also lives in the Portland area, is coming to meet us all. The more, the merrier. I wish each one of you could be there too. Can't you just see us all, jabbering away and sharing our latest projects with each other? Anyway, I'm going to give Teresa her doily on Friday and then I will be able to share a picture of it with all of you.
"I lift my eyes up to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1
This was my Mom's favorite verse and she often said it out loud when I was younger. She passed away when I was only 29, a horrible age to lose your Mom. I know there is never a good time, but my children were young and I really wanted and needed her advice and help in raising them. I remember this Bible verse and always think of my Mom when I see or hear it.
Our dear friend and fellow blogger Meredith has just lost her much loved mother-in-law and her brother-in-law in the past two week and her Mom isn't well either. Her family is on my thoughts very often these days and I keep thinking of this verse when I think of Meredith. If you've never visited Mere, her blog is on my sidebar and I know you would immediately fall in love with her and her family. I know I did.
Happy Monday everyone!